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Old 04-10-2002, 04:20 AM   #61
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I was mainly pointing my finger to the Japanese luxury divisions in the U.S. What I don't like about them is that they are going as far as changing the original name--something which represents the soul and spirit of a car--to assist sales, and this method also seems somewhat of a rip of German luxury car companies (i.e. Lexus LS430, Mercedes S 430). How would the world be if every time you took a trip to another country, you had to change your name into a series of numbers and letters, perhaps M6.2us to describe that a person is in the male "class", 6'2" tall, and from the U.S. instead of simply John. Money corrupts.

The MR2 is the same name in Japan as it is here so I don't have a problem with your mister two.
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Old 07-30-2002, 05:09 AM   #62
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I like Lexus and Ferrari a lot, same with Skyline, Diablo, Murcielago, Tibouron and heaps more.......


BUT the name Alfa Romeo sounds awesome.....More expensive than the cars really are.....
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Old 07-30-2002, 10:22 AM   #63
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has to have the best car names

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Old 08-13-2002, 01:42 PM   #64
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well you can tell someone likes nissan
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Old 06-16-2003, 05:40 PM   #65
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I think the best names are.....


Zonda
prelude
honda
lincoln
corvette
maverick
stealth
thunderbird
fairmont
dodge ram

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Old 06-17-2003, 10:18 PM   #66
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Fairmont? - what's wrong with you?
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:22 PM   #67
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I hate it when companies (*cough*Toyota*cough*) use names that mean or portray absolutely nothing. Camry? Corolla? Paseo? Tercel? Come on now....
Portray nothing? A Tercel is bird of prey! Hey it's better than Chevy's "Corvette" (Yes, we'll name a sports car after a type of sail boat! - how about schooner or dingy?)

O.K. I know, I drive a Yugo, but if every car's name was just the first four letters of it's country of origin, we'd have Germs, Japas, Sweds, and Itals for imports.
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:28 PM   #68
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someone did their research
but actually thats a good point. way to show them up
i never really felt the need for a car name to portray something, just sound good
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That may be true, but seriously - fairmont? A friend of mine had one, until little kids next door to him treated the roof like a trampoline, then he parked it and abandoned it.
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Old 06-18-2003, 11:39 PM   #70
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Thumbs up subaru

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Old 06-18-2003, 11:40 PM   #71
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now you're just picking cars you like
unless you think those sound nice, to each his own
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Talking alright

Ok, you're right, here are the names that sound nice

-subaru
-nissan
-porsche
-bugatti
-audi
-saleen
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Well, I have a long list,

Sounds really nice IMO:

Vanquish
A8
Saxo (Citroen)
Vectra
Passat
Golf
Civic
Leganza
Maranello
Sinquecento (Fiat)
Punto (Fiat)
Mondeo
Explorer
Mustang
Accord
XKR
Optima
Carnival (Kia)
Maybach Zeppelin
Lancer
Montero
Pathfinder
Safrane (Renault)
Impreza
Avensis (Toyota)
Bora (V.W, i.e Jetta)

Sounds bad:
Neon
Prelude
Camaro
Stream (Honda)
Pajero (Mitsubishi)
Santa Fe
Galloper (hyundai)
Sportage
Sedona
Vaneo (MB)
Camry
Celica
Touareg (sounds like cookies)
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I like GTO, but you have to know what it means and say that way. "Gran Tourismo Oblingato" I'm probably wrong on the spellings but you get the idea. Also I like cars named for their competitive catagory. ie Porsche GT2. I hate ones name after something else, ie McLaren F1 .
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I like GTO, but you have to know what it means and say that way. "Gran Tourismo Oblingato" I'm probably wrong on the spellings but you get the idea. Also I like cars named for their competitive catagory. ie Porsche GT2. I hate ones name after something else, ie McLaren F1 .

The McLaren is basically a road-gonig F1 car- designed by Gordon Murray and the McLAren Formula One team- so realistically it can carry that name
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